In the year 2000, Bill Cinton signed an order, which
benefited most of the world and the way the world used
this particular service offered by the USA.
Until 2000, this service was offered with a certain glitch,
which was rectified thanks to this order.
What am I talking about?
The US initially deliberately allowed the world access to
an imprecise version of GPS, which Bill Clinton decided
The origin of this phrase is said to have come from a
Native American tradition.
The tradition involved two warring tribes disposing their
_________ under the roots of a white pine, after coming to
an agreement and agreeing to peace.
What is this phrase?
This is a word given to someone who assists the
huntsman during a hunt for foxes and other quarry, and
is responsible for helping the hunter keep his hounds
organised while in the field. He or she rides along the
side of the hunt, gives the hounds orders, and
encourages them to pursue particular quarry.
Another derived word is now a commonly used political
term referring to a politician with a similar duty.
What‘s the word ?
The Darth Vader song (The
Imperial March) in Beethoven‘s
Dr Clanet and his colleague David Quere were studying the trajectory of bullets when they made
their sporting discovery.
They used water and plastic balls with the same density as water to "simplify the problem".
Dr Clanet described this path as a "snail-shell shaped trajectory", with the curvature increasing as
Because the point of impact was 35m from where it mattered, more of this spiral trajectory was
visible. So the apparently physics-defying sharp turn was actually following a naturally tightening
This approach eliminated the effects of air turbulence and of gravity and revealed the pure
physical path of a spinning sphere.
The results have been published in a paper titled The spinning ball spiral in the New Journal of
What am I talking about?
_____ is a meat preparation, where the meat is placed on
a spit and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shavings
are cut off the block of meat for serving, and the
remainder of the block of meat is kept heated on the
rotating spit. Although it can be served in shavings on a
plate, _______ also refers to a sandwich or wrap.
Sales of ________ went through the roof after Z, playing X
makes a reference to it in Y. This is now known as ―The Z
Fill In The Blank.
Greg Parker is a retired American highway maintenance worker from
Greg Parker has a been doing something for over 15 years that has
led to him gaining notoriety and has since led to AP banning
reporters from approaching him for quotes about happenings in the
Why did AP ban reporters from asking him for quotes?
The Most Quoted Man in The
He has been quoted at the ‗Average Man‘ in the street in
over 100 articles by almost all newspapers in the US.
This has finally led to AP banning reporters from
11. Where would you find this set of signatures?
12. These peculiar creatures are known to withstand
temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above
the boiling point of water, pressures about 6 times stronger
than pressures found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing
radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than would kill a
person, and the vacuum of outer space.
They can go without food or water for nearly 120 years,
drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only
to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce.
Known to be one of the most complex of all
polyextremophiles, what are these micro-animals called ?
13. In 1928, Cedric Gibbons supervised this design by printing
the design on a scroll. In need of a model, Gibbons was
introduced to Mexican film director and actor Fernandez.
Reluctant at first, Fernandez was finally convinced to pose.
Then, sculptor George Stanley sculpted Gibbon‘s design in clay
and cast it in 92.5 percent tin and 7.5 percent copper and then
What is this all about ?
This is The Guardian‘s write-up on which superhero?
Age: Mid-20s, or thereabouts.
Appearance: A mysterious black-clad superhero, taking on the Taliban one school
at a time.
Cool, a superhero. What's his superpower? Oh dear. First of all, ______ is a woman.
A female superhero? So her superpower must be the ability to show off, like
Scarlett Johansson in that poster for The Avengers. Not quite. ______ is a master of
Takht Kabaddi, a martial art that uses books and pens to defeat her enemies.
You mean figuratively? She beats her foes with intelligence? No, she literally just
clonks them around the head with books and pens.
In one episode, a villain's plan to destroy London and Paris with a giant robot is
scuppered by his inability to get a European visa.
15. How would you connect the following ?
Mother Nature (a globe)
Scribble (an origami-esque cat)
Power Pup (a superhero dog)
Will (a caricature of William Shakespeare)
Bosgrove (a butler)
Kairu the Dolphin
The most famous of them all, Clippy.
The following is extracted from the article ―X finally topped
by Y!‖ dated August 21, 2013:
―Y bumps X from the top spot in a recent survey by ComScore.
It is noted that X has been No. 1 since April 2008. While Y‘s
numbers have fluctuated, reaching the No. 2 or No. 3 position
occasionally, but never making it to the top.
The boost comes shortly after Y‘s purchase of the very popular
blogging site Z in May.‖
X, Y, Z?
3. Coined by Dr. Howard J. Bennett in a Letter to the Editor of The
New England Journal of Medicine on October 30, 2003 – this
condition is intended to denote a generalized headache usually
arising from reading gigantic volumes of books sitting
uninterrupted for long hours of time.
The condition is named after a certain institution in a highly
popular series of modern literature, which most of have
undoubtedly read. What is this condition?
4. Space Oddity is a song written and performed by David
Bowie and released as a music single in 1969. It is about the
launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; its title alludes to the
film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
It made news world over when it was first recorded. It was
recorded in a certain manner or in a certain place, which made it
one of a kind. What was unique about the song?
The first music video to be recorded in space.
5. ''India is like a historic father of the project,'' Paolo Giubellino,
CERN spokesperson said on a certain momentous occasion in
But the very next day, Milan K. Sanyal, the director of the
prestigious Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Calcutta wrote to
CERN expressing his indignation on behalf of the Indian scientific
community and demanding credit for something.
P.M. Bhargava, director of the CCMB, backed up the demand
saying – ―I believe it is a deliberate omission; this is not the only
What was the omission about ? What was the demand ?
Greenpeace vandalizing Shell‘s
refinery to protest against arctic
Norway has an excellent recycling program
which handles the waste generated in Norway.
But this has led to a unique problem of Norway
not having enough waste for its thermal
electricity power generators.
To fix this problem, what did Norway resort to, or
where does Norway source its waste from?
It imports waste from Sweden. It
buys tons of waste every year
8. The following names are examples of
aptronyms. What is an aptronym?
• Usain Bolt – Jamaican Sprinter
• Russel Brain – Neurologist
• Margaret Court – Tennis Player
• Jim McGovern – Politician
• Bob Rock – Music producer
• Scott Speed – Nascar racer
Denesh Ramdin of the West Indies
cricket team responding to
criticism against him from Viv
Richards after scoring a century.
The following is an excerpt from a 1924 article:
―… could not explosives even of the existing type be
guided automatically in flying machines by wireless
or other rays, without a human pilot, in ceaseless
procession, over a hostile city, arsenal, camp or
These are Churchill‘s words. What did Churchill
describe over 80 years before they came into regular
The __________ is a semi-organized group of English
cricket fans which arranges touring parties for some of
its members to follow the English Cricket Team on
overseas tours. The group was given its name by the
Australian Media during the 1994 to 1995 test series in
Australia, reportedly for the fans‘ audacity in travelling to
Australia in the near certain knowledge that their team
would lose, and the fact that they kept on chanting even
when the English were losing badly.
Due to their popularity and regular attendance they were
sometimes called England‘s unofficial 12th man.
Someone who changes his/her
profile picture repeatedly
X is an English professional boxer who made his debut
on 30 November 2012.
His first match was against American boxer Richard
Dawson on a points decision. X has a one hundred
percent record in boxing. X has his own show in which he
challenges the legends of various adventure sports.
Although he was more widely known for his contribution
in a different sport which he played for the majority of
his life. Id X
As of 2008, the engineers have been using the NX CAD
software suite to model the elements. The software
allows the parts to be optimised by way of mould flow
and stress analysis. Prototype moulds are sometimes
built before the design is committed to mass production.
The ______ is heated to 232 Celsius until it attains a
dough-like consistency. It is then injected into the
moulds at high pressure, and takes approximately 15
seconds to cool. The moulds are permitted a tolerance of
up to two micrometres, to ensure the _______ remain
What is the process that is being described here?
All of the blanks are not the same.
This is a conversation between Calvin and X in a Calvin
and Hobbes spinoff comic strip
Calvin- Hey what's with the same T shirt X, you can
afford some nice clothes, you know!
X- I just like the way it looks Calvin. Nice clothes don‘t
interest me. See despite my success I'm still a normal
X- Also marketing department says I‘m branded this way
and can‘t change.
Give me the name of the spinoff
"It's very hard and tiring for all of us, because the
country and my city Madrid worked a lot to make it
happen so many times. We feel that we deserve it. I was
disappointed because we felt that we were in a good
position. All the country was very involved.
I felt that after a lot of years working, I don't know if it's
100% fair that we go out at the first qualification when
our opponents haven't been in that position as many
Whose words ?
In 1997, three Yemeni men, sued NASA for ownership of
___________. They claimed that it was inherited by them
from their ancestors over 3000 years ago.
They filed a lawsuit in a Yemen court, and demanded
that all operations in __________ be suspended until a
"It's a ridiculous claim," NASA news chief, chuckling.
―____________ is a property of all humanity, not two or
three guys in Yemen."
Kailashgiri is a famous hill-top tourist destination in
Vizag. This year, they introduced a number of
measures to promote tourism in the area.
One of these eye-catching measures, was inspired by
What was this measure?
This is a screenshot of the website ‗canyoufindit.co.uk‘.
This website was set up in September with an open
challenge to all British citizens to crack the code. A
similar challenge last year has had only 170 successful
solutions out of 2.3 million.
Whose challenge was this or what were British winners
eligible to work for If they cracked the code?
A chance to work for the Government
Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) of UK.
Which will offer them a chance to work with the
10. This is an author describing the inspiration for his book. ID the
author and the book.
―I have been asked to tell how I came to write ______________. Well, I
like animals, and it would be odd if I failed to write about them.
Animals are a weakness with me, and when I got a place in the
country I was quite sure animals would appear, and they did.
A farm is a peculiar problem for a man who likes animals, because
the fate of most livestock is that they are murdered by their
benefactors. The creatures may live serenely but they end violently,
and the odor of doom hangs about them always
As for ______________ herself, I had never paid much attention to
spiders until a few years ago. Once you begin watching spiders, you
haven‘t time for much else—-the world is really loaded with them. I
do not find them repulsive or revolting, any more than I find
anything in nature repulsive or revolting‖
In 2012, Mattel‘s Hotwheel‘s released a new car as a part
of the 247 cars it released that year.
This car was launched to commemorate and immortalize
____________ and is a 1:64 scale model of _____________.
It is a die cast model but does not include things like
cruise stage, chute or sky crane rig like the original. But
the plastic mould shows the many tools like a drill,
cameras and a laser. FITB.
A unique project has been started by a Russian percussion group
called ETHNOBEAT from Irkutsk Technical University where they
tour to a particular location to record a sound which they believe
cannot be reproduced elsewhere.
The group owes the project to an incident where the wife of one
of the drummers, had previously fell down when they were
touring there, producing an intriguing musical sound during
Where is the recording done?
Initial regulations stated that packages sent via the U.S. Parcel
Post Service (began on January 1, 1913) could not weigh more
than 50 pounds.
In Feb 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Pierstorff were responsible for a
rather bizarre post from Grangeville, Idaho to Lewiston, Idaho.
The justification for this was penury.
On 13 June 1920, this practice was officially forbidden in public
interest, after many other such instances. What peculiar trend
was this ?
Sending children by the postal service, because it was
cheaper than rail travel.
14. Charlemagne, also known as Charles The Great, was the King
of the Franks (France) from 768, the King of Italy from 774, and
the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the
Western Roman Empire.
He was called ―The Father of Europe‖ as his empire united
western Europe for the first time since the roman empire.
Charlemagne died in 814 after having ruled as Emperor for just
over thirteen years.
How do we know him better?
15. This track, recorded by Hans Zimmer is a choral
arrangement of a theme from The Dark Knight
However, this track is not a part of the original album and was
released almost a month after the movie‘s release.
What is the purpose behind its recording?